Daniel van Tonder seals Rise-Up Series hat-trick in style


Daniel van Tonder


Daniel van Tonder

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Daniel van Tonder wrapped up the Sunshine Tour’s five-tournament Rise-Up Assortment with one fully completely completely different emphatic victory at Huddle Park Golf Membership on Friday as he closed with a 66 to win the Vodacom Championship Reloaded by 4 strokes on 21 beneath par 195.

It marked back-to-back victories for Van Tonder after worthwhile remaining week’s Vodacom Championship Unlocked.

This was furthermore Van Tonder’s third victory in 5 tournaments on the Rise-Up Assortment after his earlier triumph all by the use of the Sunshine Tour Championship.

The actual fact is, on this Rise-Up Assortment alone Van Tonder has managed to equal his three earlier profession victories acquired between 2014 and 2019.

Van Tonder furthermore turns into the primary educated to win back-to-back on the Sunshine Tour since Justin Harding in 2018, and the primary to win three tournaments on the Tour since Oliver Bekker in 2017.

“It feels nice. I’ve acquired the kind of confidence that I do likely not going really actually really feel like I’ve to as shortly as additional down for any shot on the golf course,” acknowledged Van Tonder.

“I really actually really actually really feel like if I would make a swing, then there is no shot that’s too terribly surroundings pleasant for me. My affiliate and caddie Abigail performs an infinite half in that on account of she retains me calm on the course and provides me that confidence.”

Jaco Ahlers and Adilson da Silva shared second place on 17 beneath par following respective last rounds of 65 and 66, whereas Jacques Blaauw took fourth place on 16 beneath par with a closing 68.

Ahlers had his personal causes to have pleasing as he acquired the general Betway Birdie Draw once more for primarily principally principally most likely probably the most birdies on the Rise-Up Assortment.

Ahlers took the primary prize of R25 000 alongside collectively alongside collectively along with his 79 birdies, merely beating Van Tonder into second place on 77 birdies. Van Tonder earned an additional R15 000 for his efforts proper right correct proper right here. And third place together with a cheque for R10 000 went to Tristen Strydom with 73 birdies.

“I’ve merely carried out actually sturdy. I have been working laborious on my recreation, and the putter warmed up as a result of gathering went on,” acknowledged Ahlers.

The Tour now has a two-week break earlier to resuming its schedule with the Picture voltaic Wild Coast Picture voltaic Draw once more on the Wild Coast Picture voltaic Nation Membership.



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